Mrs MacCready Was Ever So Greedy by Julie Fulton and Jona Jung
|Mrs MacCready Was Ever So Greedy by Julie Fulton and Jona Jung|
|Genre: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: A glorious romp of a story about a lady who ate far more than was good for her. Recommended.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: May 2011|
|External links: Author's website|
Mrs McCready was ever so greedy. She was a cheerful, red-headed lady who simply loved her food. She would eat absolutely anything – sometimes it was quite healthy, such as the berries, especially cherries, but she didn't even worry if there were worms inside. She didn't even worry too much about whether the foods she ate tasted good together – she just loved to eat. This caused something of a problem with clothes, as absolutely nothing would fit her – not even the wedding marquee or the hot air balloon. Eventually she met her fate…
It's a glorious romp of a book in bright, vibrant colours and written in the sort of rhyme which will have you singing along. It stands several readings, even by an adult, because there's just so much to notice in the illustrations. Look out for the cat who's obviously wondering if he's going to end up on the plate at some point! Forget all about whether we should be making a point about how much (or little) people eat and treat this as a wonderful joke taken as far as it would go. Don't look for a moral in the story – just enjoy it!
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
For more fun we can recommend When I Woke Up I Was A Hippopotamus by Tom MacRae and Ross Collins.
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